Key Statistics & Information
Population

 Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2016, link

4,844,500
Gross State Product (2014-15)

Source: ABS, 2016, link

$300, 270 million
Current Energy Mix (2015-16)

Source: AEMO, 2016, link

Coal – 65.5% , Gas – 26.1%, Hydro – 5.2%. Biomass – 2.9%, Wind – 0.09%, Solar – 0.003%*

*Does not include rooftop solar.

Renewable Energy Target

Source: Queensland Government, 2016, link

50% renewable energy by 2030.
Minister for Resources and Energy The Hon Mark Bailey (Minister for Energy), The Hon Dr Anthony Lynham (Minister for Natural Resources and Mines) ALP
Shadow Minister for Resources and Energy Mr Michael Hart (Shadow Minister for Energy), Mr Andrew Cripps (Shadow Minister for Natural Resources and Mines) LNP
Economic Snapshot
State Budget (Queensland budget) $49.973 billion
Coal Royalties (2015-2016) $ 1,684 million.  Expected to increase to $3bn for 2016-2017, source
Employed in coal mining 20,000 people
2015/16 standing offer bill $1434